Monthly Archives: May 2013

Grammy’s Baked Ziti

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Yesterday I made baked ziti for Peanut’s school picnic, from Grammy’s recipe. It was my favorite meal growing up, but took a long time to prepare, so we didn’t have it more than a few times … Continue reading

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Reality Check

Dear Munchkin and Peanut, You were wired last night. It seemed impossible to keep you in chairs at dinner. Every time we turned around, trying to satisfy one of your requests, you were wandering again. And it was loud. VERY loud. … Continue reading

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The Birds of Spring

Dear kiddos, Last Spring, this Mama bird decided Munchkin’s high window was the perfect spot. We were all fascinated as we watched her build the nest and sit on it. It was so exciting when her babies finally hatched! Adults … Continue reading

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The Biter

Dear Peanut, You bit my arm last night. HARD. I have a bruise there now, to match the one on my other arm where you bit me the night before. These were only the most recent of too many bites … Continue reading

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Munchkin’s Shadow

Dear Peanut, Whatever Munchkin has, you want, too. Whatever Munchkin does, you want to do, too. This desire has manifested in many ways, not the least of which is demanding a barrette in your hair whenever we’re doing Munchkin’s. Your … Continue reading

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Munchkin Can Read!

Dear Munchkin, Last night, you became a reader. I’m so proud of you and excited for you I can barely sit still long enough to write this. I want to run do cartwheels and handsprings down the street shouting about your … Continue reading

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The Christian Parenting Handbook: an author’s defense of including the chapter on spanking

Dear Peanut and Munchkin, Yesterday, I shared my concerns about including a chapter on spanking in The Christian Parenting Handbook. I mentioned that one of the authors took the time to respond when I wrote to them. Here is what … Continue reading

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